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Boy, 6, dead after pellet gun shooting in Sproatley

Boy, 6, dead after pellet gun shooting in Sproatley

Police remain at the scene in the village of Sproatley
A six-year-old boy has died after being shot with a pellet gun at a house in East Yorkshire.The child died in hospital after being injured in Church Lane in the village of Sproatley, at 16:00 BST on Thursday. Det Ch Insp Mark Goulding of Humberside Police said: "Initial indication is this is a pellet gun injury. "We're investigating the circumstances and the investigation is at an early stage."He added: "Our thoughts are with his family, who are being supported by specialist officers and we request that they are given privacy at this very difficult time."
Yorkshire breaking news: Lightning strikes cause rail chaos; Three homes struck by lightningThe boy is believed to have been visiting the house and did not live there, neighbours said.One man who lives nearby said: "What can you say, it goes out to the family, you can't even guess how they are feeling, it's just so tragic, especially a six-year-old."
The boy is not believed to have lived at the property in the village near Hull
Another neighbour added: "It's so sad, for a six year old, with a pellet gun, you think of your own children don't you, your grandchildren."
Humberside Police
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